General Synod Resolution

A CALL FOR SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT
A Resolution approved by General Synod XVII (1989)

WHEREAS, the 16th General Synod of the United Church of Christ meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1987 adopted a priority of the Homeless Poor;

WHEREAS, the United Church of Christ in various ways has declared itself a Just Peace Church;

WHEREAS, a significant part of the economic resources of the United Church of Christ could be loaned to bring forth the good fruit to rural and farm areas of our land and assist in the continuation of family farms;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the 17th General Synod calls for the creation of an investment policy to reflect our national commitment to our stated priority of the Homeless Poor and our claimed identity as a just peace church;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the 17th General Synod encourages the United Church of Christ national bodies, conferences, associations and local churches to invest no less than 1 percent of their investment assets by 1990, with a goal of adding 1 percent per year until reaching no less than 10 percent with groups involved in homelessness and housing and other social and economic development projects;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the 17th General Synod calls upon the national bodies of the United Church of Christ to report to each subsequent General Synod and their Boards of Directors in Annual Reports their implementation of this resolution.

Financial Implications:  Subject to the availability of funds.

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Ms. Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Economic Justice
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-736-3709
raselle@ucc.org